This February, the Frankston community can support the work of the Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre, Victoria’s only 24/7 crisis service, every time they shop at Myer Frankston.
From 1 to the 28 February, Myer Frankston is running a Local Giving Month POS Round Up Campaign. Customers shopping instore will have the opportunity to ‘round up’ their purchase to the nearest dollar, with the Myer Community Fund donating 100 per cent of funds raised at the Frankston store to Safe Steps.
Safe Steps Family Violence Centre CEO, Rita Butera believes that awareness of family violence and its impact on the community is crucial, and that businesses like Myer can play a key role in ensuring that the awareness continues to grow.
“Last year, the Safe Steps Crisis team took 74,377 calls from people escaping family violence as well as people concerned about loved ones and wanting to know what they could do to help.”
“The Myer Local Giving Campaign enables people to help make a difference in the lives of women and children by doing something as simple as ‘rounding up’ their purchase,” she says.
“This support is invaluable to us in our work,” says Ms Butera, “and we are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of the Myer Community Fund.”
Safe Steps is Victoria’s only 24/7 crisis response service for people experiencing family violence. In the 2019 – 2020 financial year, Safe Steps ensured 3,220 people escaping family violence were safely accommodated including 1,503 children. 20% of the people Safe Steps supported in that same period were under the age of 5 years old.
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